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What is the best environment for indoor ferns? Pauline, New Martinsville, WV

Mort's Answer:
Ferns prefer filtered light and moist conditions. If you have a bathroom or kitchen that has an east or west window, this would be excellent. Spritzing with a windex bottle of water every day will bring good results. Ferns have a tendency to become root bound, especially, if in their favorite soil medium-peat. High peat soils dry to a rock, if left underwatered for a long time. I prefer to add ground stone or coarse sand to 3 equal parts of peat to provide aeration to the soil. Asparagus ferns and many others can be split before repotting. When they are doing well ferns require a lot of repottting into 2 larger pots unless you are splitting them. Higher nitrogen fertilizers are best and they do respond to light liquid applications. If you get brown tips, you are over fertilizing. They are not heavy feeders of fertilizer and should not be left in a root bound pot too long at your peril.

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